Malawi Post Corp take buses off the road: ‘Passengers safety first’

Following the accident that happened on the 19th January in Ntcheu,the management of Malawi Post Corporations has with immediately effect decided to take the post buses off the road up to Friday  January 24,2020.

Malawi Post Corporation (MPC) buses

Malawi Post Corporation spokesperson Ida Nkolimbo said this has been done to enable the corporation re-take steps and actions to ensure the safety of passengers.

“I can also assure our customers that all the drivers that we employed are well qualified but because the accidents have happened a short period of time we feel our people be assuared of their safety.

“We just want to make sure the buses should be re-checked.We put safety first to our customers,” she said.

Nkolimbo added that it should also be noted that this exercise is being re-done despite having it concluded prior to the services introduction in view of the importance of passengers safety which the corporation upholds highly.

“The pull out of the bus service is meant to afford the corporation a number of things to be done like allowing an independent assessor to re-run the buses road fitness test,” she said.

Nkolimbo also assuared the public that the corporation is committed to rectify all gaps that the  tests may reveal before the resumption of the service on  Friday, 24th January.

Nkolimbo also said for the Ntcheu accident there were no fatalities recorded apart from two women who were treated at Phalula Health Centre for minor injuries.

The first accident for Post Coach took place last year in November at Nkhamenya in Kasungu.

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katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

vuto ndiloti ma driver munalemba ma cadet amene alibe experience yoyenda pa nseu

drogba
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Me SOSOSO Coaches basi. Timely, drivers are disciplined, sober. SOSOSO coaches don’t exceed 100Kms not that they cannot, but becoz our roads are too bad for a huge machine like a bus to cruise at 150. Vuto la ma Post Coaches they want to make a name that they are the fastest buses in Malawi. But speed thrills but it also kills, especially on our roads in Malawi which are the poorest in the whole world. I do not know what RTD and the Ministry of Transp will do about this, keeping in mind that it is only 2 months… Read more »

Jemusi
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Jemusi

The company has to be suspended. The drivers are careless. They overspeed

BURTON
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BURTON

Aziyenda masana okhaokha.Usiku its very dangerous.

grecium
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grecium

kkkkkkkkkkkk

David Wa Betha
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David Wa Betha

You should first evaluate the management team for buses. Are they competent or they were just shifted within the system retain them? How do they recruit drivers? What sort of training or coaching do drovers under go? How about defensive driving skills? Let me say here that I confident that the buses are certainly in good condition but human errors is supreme in this cases. What working conditions are there? Do driver have ample time to rest? Are the drivers sensitive to safety or not? What’s the power of passengers to report any overspeeding, careless overtaking etc? Finally good to… Read more »

Patrick Kamzimbi
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Patrick Kamzimbi

Employ drivers with 5 years plus driving experience.Avoid mwana wachemwali and from home employment.

Mandado@147
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even with 15 years experience you can still be prone to accidents

Kenneth Bwanali
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Kenneth Bwanali

It’s the general practice internationally that organizations such as MPC should own buses. Go to Zimbabwe and even in Europe, you may Google. companies such as MPC have what is called universal service obligation. for instance, they have to carry two or three letters to Misuku in Chitipa
and you can imagine how much that costs. By venturing into bus business they wanted to ensure that as they carry mail they should also get something from the passengers and subsidise on their operations. Accident do happen buy maybe they need to keep on retraining their drivers

Khima
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Khima

Nkhani ndiya simple: 1. All buses must be fitted with remote car tracking system and must have maximum speed say 80/100 km/r. Anything beyond that speed for a bus and our roads is an accident in waiting. 2. All drivers must be truly qualified with extra defensive experience. Ma driver ambiri ama buses and trucks didnt go for required training..amangopanga upgrade from minibuses after paying ndalama ku RTD. 3. Fatigue Management. Ma drivers wo chonde must have a very efficient fatigue management program, ambiri mumangowapitisa kumatrip without looking at their physical being, ena amayenda akusinza chifukwa chotopa. 4. Drivers must… Read more »

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Kuchuluka mbuli zopita kusukulu pa Malawi. Anthu anakuuzani pompa kuti zitayeni izi. Koma kusamva. How many times have we seen things like this?

Lusayo
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Lusayo

It is the same Chinese company that produces all these buses including those of your competitors. Buses have no problems, asses your drivers

gindi
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gindi

Almost all drivers recruited have no experience for driving buses…rather they were recruited based on their relationship with mabwana a post office. some of the drivers were taxi drivers ….